Here´s a few shots from the opening night of my exhibition in Havdrup last week. It was such a heart-warming experience. Kind people, wonderful dialogs, and a soft, intimate feeling. I truly enjoyed it. And the fact that my husband was able to be there (and that some great people took care of the children!) made it even more special. He is the photographer, so no shots of him this time.
Row of 30 x 40 cm paintings
Chatting with people, it´s me in the dress
I had produced lots of cards and posters to sell too, and as you can see they were displayed on all the tables, great idea by the way. A clever lady suggested that they were on every table rather than in a basket, half hidden. That way, peoople could sit with the cards in hand, either planning to buy or just looking at the close up pictures of the paintings.
Always fun to see the paintings in a new “home”
Theese two was painted in the Do What You Love– retreat in may, in class with Flora Bowley
Peter (organ-player, now at the piano) and I sang 6 songs, collected for their soul-warming ability.
….and I told a bit about the painting process.
And then the wine, the chats and the softness of being amongst friendly, supporting people.
I drove home completely filled with gratitude. For life. For the sheer joy of doing much more of what I love to do this last year. For all the support I have felt since I started painting again, last february. It feels like such a long time ago. Now I can´t imagine that for years and years I lived without taking the time and effort to express myself through painting on canvas. I can´t believe it took me so long to have my first solo exhibition.
But somehow time doesn´t seem to matter, whenever there is true passion involved. Life don´t punish us for not doing what we love. It doesn´t take the passion or talents or gifts away from us. Instead it instantly supports us when we do use them. We may neglect them, but they are still there, waiting. And it doesn´t matter at what point in life we are, when we take up our passion. Just the fact of doing what you love to do whenever you can, is what seems to matter.
And I am so grateful for having found a way to do more and more of what I love to do, and drive to share it, and sell it! And for having a husband that supports me in doing that. And for friends that understand this journey, and who are also finding space for passion in their lives, following their dreams and finding the integrity in that.